El Pirata, Mayfair

When I was invited to El Pirata, a Spanish tapas restaurant in Mayfair I was immediately slightly sceptical and thought it might be overpriced and unauthentic. I was pleasantly surprised to find it was neither. We had a selection of the classic and house specialities paired with a number of wines as well as a…

Hix – Mayfair, London

I am a big fan of the Mark Hix restaurant group. I love Hix in Soho (which includes the fantastic bar downstairs which is respected in its own right – Mark’s Bar) as well as the simplicity of going to Tramshed for what is one of the best variations of ‘Chicken, Stuffing and Chips’ in…

Aquavit – St James’s Market, London

“Aquavit London is a fresh, new concept that combines inspired signature dishes with sophisticated design, all in a uniquely Nordic style. Situated in the recently re-developed St James’s Market in central London.” The success of the relatively newly opened Aquavit in part plays off the big success of the New York Aquavit which boasts 2x…